The Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show
Topics delirious insomniac
, radio show
, sound collage
, doo wop
, old time radio, no wave, no fi, no age, outsider music, occult, cult, insdustrial, power electronics, avant garde, serialism, indeterminacy, drone, fluxus, cassette culture, machine sounds, self help, easy listening, girl groups, ukulele, vintage commercials, comedy records, stag, evangelism, turntablism, tape loops, locked grooves, sweet soul, latin soul, blue eyed soul, minimal wave, synth pop, german new wave, chants, monks, old ladies, spaghetti, belching, cigarette commercials, ghosts, EVPs, field recordings, cheeseburgers, picnics, penguins, orange juice, elephants, bananas, solar eclipses, enemas, induced vomit, soundtracks to adult films, slasher films, horror films, silent films, explosions, coughing, studdering, smoking, eating, cheetos, genocide, insects, pork, drugs, felines, andy warhol, cheez whiz, corn tortillas, pickles, domestic violence, the ramones, zen nihilism, sound effects, stereo records, vintage electronics, michael jackson, smelly feet, exploding cigars, sily putty, joy buzzers, wurlitzer, cut up, balloons, jet engines, squealing pigs, sleep walking, whoopee cushions, art brut, dada, surrealism, gonzo, random, nonsense, etc
The Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show has haunted the airwaves of WLUW into the wee hours of dreary Monday Nights for over 2 years. Taking the concept of Freeform and directing it more into the realms of an art form, host Arvo Fingers uses his lengthy experience as a sleepless madman to wield surrealistic songs and sounds into a slithering swath for 4 hours a week. He's guested many times at WZRD-Chicago, cohosted a soul radio show with Eric Lab Rat, booked numbers of otherworldly bands, and sustained long stints of freeform DJ nights at daring bars or clubs, there's definitely a passion for abstruse, difficult music here; what college radio is born from. Presently, "Delirious Insomniac" is now syndicated on RadioKL.Hr in Croatia, with regular international guest contributions from foreign music enthusiasts on the horizon. Arvo also writes music-oriented articles as well as making music alongside some of Chicago's experimental luminaries.